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12 November 2019, ABC Lecture Series, Robert J Zatorre

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Speaker: Robert J Zatorre
Title: Why do we love music. A view from cognitive science
Date: Tuesday 12 November 2019
Time: 17:00-19:00
Location: Roeterseilandcampus, Building M, room 1.01, Plantagemuidergracht 12, 1018 TV, Amsterdam

In this lecture I will present findings from cognitive neuroscience that bear on the question of how we get from perception of sound patterns to pleasurable responses. I will first discuss evidence that corticocortical loops from and to the auditory cortex are responsible not only for perceptual processes but also for working memory, sensory-motor, and predictive functions that are essential to produce and perceive music. Then, I will discuss neuroimaging and brain modulation studies from our lab focusing on the dopaminergic reward system, its involvement in musical pleasure, and what happens when that system is disrupted.

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